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Robyn Wall
May 18, 2022 • Posted in , ,

Debut Author Wall ’10 Inspired by Project Poet

This month marks the publishing debut of University of the Ozarks alumna Robyn (Crow) Wall ’10. Wall, who graduated with a degree in English in 2010 with Summa Cum Laude honors, has published a pair of children’s book that will be released on May 24 by Doubleday (Random House Kids): My First Book of Beards […]

Nicolas Dunsworth
April 12, 2022 • Posted in , , , ,

Nicolas Dunsworth Finds Harmony in Diverse Majors

When University of the Ozarks senior Nicolas Dunsworth of Clarksville decided to add a second major in English to one in mathematics, even he didn’t fully understand how the two completely different disciplines would complement each other. Dunsworth, who is spending the Spring 2022 Semester studying abroad at the University of Saint Andrews in St […]

Abby and Brian
November 12, 2021 • Posted in , , ,

Asencio, Wilken Published in Presbyterian Magazine

The arrival of the November 15 edition of The Presbyterian Outlook magazine highlighted a memorable achievement for two University of the Ozarks senior English majors. Abby Asencio from Gentry, Ark., and Brian Wilken from Claremore, Okla., both had byline, full-page book reviews in the national magazine’s annual higher education edition. Based in Virginia, The Outlook […]

Chris Hall
June 11, 2021 • Posted in , ,

Hall Joins Faculty as Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Chris Hall, who completed his Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Kansas in May, will join the University of the Ozarks faculty as an assistant professor of English, beginning the Fall 2021 Semester. “I’m thrilled to be joining the diverse and intimate community of students, faculty, and staff at University of the […]

Casie Ballard
January 20, 2021 • Posted in , , ,

Senior Ballard Authors Book on Faith

The vulnerable life of a small-town girl with big-time faith. That’s how University of the Ozarks senior Casie (Zapf) Ballard of Cabot, Ark., succinctly summarizes her new book, “Do You Have a Minute?” Ballard, an English and business administration major who will graduate with honors in May, wrote the self-published book over the past two years. […]

Jake Sawyer

Sawyer Named 2020 Hurie Award Recipient

“Each man is the bard of his own existence.” – Cormac McCarthy In describing University of the Ozarks senior Jake Sawyer, one professor said, “If you combined his love of learning, writing, nature, and filmmaking, you would have Ken Burns, Walden and Thoreau with a camera.” Sawyer, an English and environmental studies major and communication minor […]

Rebecca McCarron

LENS Guides McCarron on Career Path

Rebecca McCarron just may be the ideal poster student for the University of the Ozarks’ LENS program. The senior from Covington, La., is graduating on Saturday with Magna Cum Laude honors with a major in health science and minors in English and business administration. The unique combination of disciplines is a trademark of LENS, which […]

Project Poet

Project Poet to Cap 14th Year in Homecoming Finale

By Jake Sawyer Fourteen years ago, University of the Ozarks English Professor David Strain had an idea only a mad poetry scientist could cook up. Strain and his fellow English professors were looking for a way to boost submissions to the department’s annual Falstaff literary magazine when inspiration struck from an unlikely source: the reality […]